What is China Eastern Airlines? - Explained

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1. What is China Eastern Airlines?

China Eastern Airlines is one of the major airline in People Republic of China which operates flights to multiple destinations domestic and international routes. China Eastern Airlines operates flights with the fleet of 540 aircraft and the majority of the aircraft are manufactured by Boeing and the rest is by Airbus.

China Eastern Airlines is the second largest airliner in China which provide transportation to passengers by the statistics. China Eastern operates cargo division to local and global destinations around the world. China Eastern Airlines is a member of the SkyTeam alliance program.

China Eastern operates from their main hubs in Shanghai Pudong International Airport, Shanghai Hongqiao Airport, Kunming Airport and Xi'an Airport in China.

2. History

China Eastern Airlines was founded in 1st July 1988 as a result of Chinese government's decision to decentralize the Civil Aviation Administration of China which is also known as CAAC. With the decentralization, CAAC was separated into three entities which are named as Air China, China Southern Airlines and China Eastern Airlines which manages different parts of China and international flights.

China Eastern Airlines is owns by the China Eastern Air Holding Company and China Eastern Airlines is currently headquartered in Shanghai, China.